New SMS service offers religious exam results

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

THE public can now subscribe to a short messaging service (SMS) for the 2015 Primary Six Religious School Certificate Examination (SSSRU) results starting today.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) in a press conference yesterday announced that the service will be used as an additional service in announcing the release of examination results under the Islamic Studies Department.

MoRA, through the Examination Section of the Islamic Studies Department as the secretariat of the Brunei Religious Education Examination Board, in collaboration with the ministry’s Information Technology Division, is implementing the service. The service is being provided in collaboration with DST Communications Sdn Bhd and Mach Telecommunications Systems Sdn Bhd (MachTel).

Rosli Metussin, a representative from MachTel, said the plan is to provide the service to subscribers of both telecom providers - DST and Progresif Cellular Sdn Bhd (PCSB) - but due to unavoidable circumstances, it will only be available to DST subscribers for now.

InsyaAllah<, we will work on providing the service for subscribers (of both telcom providers) in the future,” he added.

The service, which will kick off with the release of the SSSRU results, will also be implemented for other examinations, including the Brunei Higher Religious Education Certificate (STPUB), Brunei Higher Religious Education Certificate (subsidiary examination), Brunei Islamic Studies Certificate (SPUB) and entrance examination for Arabic school admission.

Parents or students who wish to subscribe to the service must register in advance either online or via SMS on their mobile phones, said Hj Shamsol Hj Omar, head of the Examinations Section of the Islamic Studies Department.

Hj Shamsol, in his capacity as secretary of the Brunei Religious Education Examination Board, said registration is free and customers can register starting today.

Registration can be made online via MoRA’s website at www.kheu.gov.bn. Registration via SMS can be done by typing KHEU (space) REG (space) examination centre number (space) index number of candidate and sending it to 8885555 for DST subscribers.

Subscribers will be informed of their successful registration by SMS, which is free of charge. SMS exam results will only be sent to registered subscribers. Customers will subsequently be charged $1 for every SMS received.

For enquiries and more information about registration rules, terms and conditions for the service, contact Mach Telecommunications Systems Sdn Bhd via email at mach@machbrunei.com.

The Brunei Times